The Right to Read Movie
Lexia LETRS and Moreno Valley Unified School District are hosting a movie night, featuring the film “The Right to Read.” This free event will take place at the Performing Arts Center at Moreno Valley High School, and is open to administrators, teachers, and community members.
Registration Link (or click on the “learn more” button below and scan the QR code on the flyer).
- When: Monday, December 4, 2023, 3:45-6:00pm
- Where: Performing Arts Center at Moreno Valley High School. The address is 23300 Cottonwood Ave Moreno Valley, CA 92553
- Cost: Free!
- Who’s Invited: Open to administrators, teachers, and community members!
- Co-Presenters: Lexia LETRS and the Moreno Valley Unified School District
ABOUT THE FILM
The Right to Read movie shares the stories of an NAACP activist, a teacher, and two American families who fight to provide our youngest generation with the most foundational indicator of life-long success: the ability to read. Join fellow educators and community members for a special viewing of the film, followed by a debrief and discussion.
BY THE NUMBERS
- 37% of 4th graders in the United States read “below basic” according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
- 56% of Black 4th graders, 50% of Hispanic 4th graders, and 57% of American Indian/Alaska Native 4th graders are reading “below basic.”
- 70% of 4th graders, who are identified as students with disabilities, are reading below basic levels.
- 67% of 4th graders who are English Learners are reading below basic levels.
- 52% of 4th graders eligible for free and reduced- price lunch are reading below basic levels.
- Children from families with incomes at or below 130% of Federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.